Authors of the 1994 bestseller Driven to Distraction, which put Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) on the cultural map, Hallowell and Ratey have ADD themselves. In their new book Delivered from Distraction, they offer the latest on getting "the most out of life" with ADD. Here, sample questions from the book's quiz for screening adults for the disorder.
•Do you love highly stimulating environments like newsrooms...or emergency rooms? •Are you a maverick? •Do you enjoy flirting more than the average person? •Do you have a sense of humor that is unusual, zany, macabre or otherwise out of the ordinary? •Do you love basements and attics, even if yours are messy? •Do you feel a great deal of secret shame about how disorganized you are?
Still with us? The authors write that the quiz is not "diagnostic," but that "the more 'yes' answers...the more likely you have ADD."